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Offline erky

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corals are recovering, what is left!
« on: June 20, 2018, 17:05:44 »



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Re: corals are recovering, what is left!
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2018, 22:39:04 »
Jaebo... get out of here. Lol; I laughed. Great video. :)

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Re: corals are recovering, what is left!
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2018, 08:17:18 »
Jaebo... get out of here. Lol; I laughed. Great video. :)

thanks brian, I am going to visit soon ;)

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Re: corals are recovering, what is left!
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2018, 08:23:19 »
nitrate was basically undetectable, i dosed to get it up to about 4 ppm and my po4 was .05, The corals were looking good with that po4 level so no correction will be taken for that currently.

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Re: corals are recovering, what is left!
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2018, 09:09:23 »
nitrate was basically undetectable, i dosed to get it up to about 4 ppm and my po4 was .05, The corals were looking good with that po4 level so no correction will be taken for that currently.
What are the corals recovering from?

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Re: corals are recovering, what is left!
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2018, 09:14:36 »
What are the corals recovering from?

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Re: corals are recovering, what is left!
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2018, 10:32:07 »
Good to hear theyíre recovering. I wish my issues were as easy to figure out as yours was.


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Re: corals are recovering, what is left!
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2018, 10:40:26 »
did you do an ICP test? i remember your tank was crashing but cant remember everything you did, is there a thread?

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Re: corals are recovering, what is left!
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2018, 11:02:38 »
I did the Triton test. Everything was within range. Itís a long story but basically after 8 months of trial and error, Iím getting what looks like ďburnĒ again. Just canít figure out whatís causing it. Especially since new frags will explode with growth for about two months and then boom, they start losing tissue. Iíve set up another system to experiment. It just really shouldnít be this difficult to figure out....

did you do an ICP test? i remember your tank was crashing but cant remember everything you did, is there a thread?

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Re: corals are recovering, what is left!
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2018, 11:39:07 »
I did the Triton test. Everything was within range. Itís a long story but basically after 8 months of trial and error, Iím getting what looks like ďburnĒ again. Just canít figure out whatís causing it. Especially since new frags will explode with growth for about two months and then boom, they start losing tissue. Iíve set up another system to experiment. It just really shouldnít be this difficult to figure out....

sounds like alk or nutrient issue, is your tank to clean?

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« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2018, 14:37:50 »
Ironically, when my tank was running good I had 0 nitrates and 0 phos. Since i  dosed the Doxy in November, I am generally at 5-10 & .05 respectively. About a month ago I dropped my alk down to 8.2-8.5. Still getting the STN. One coral that is in high light that had been growing great for 2 months showed some bare tips this morning. Broke my heart

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Re: corals are recovering, what is left!
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2018, 14:41:34 »
you sure they are not starving?

lights on for how long?

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Re: corals are recovering, what is left!
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2018, 17:16:21 »
you sure they are not starving?

lights on for how long?
I really donít think I am. Below is my spreadsheet of test results. Date of test is the left column and the test type is labeled across the top. Water chemistry is extremely stable in my opinion.


As for lighting, I am down to thinking that Iím burning them with too much light even though the clubs PAR meter tells me Iím no higher than 400 anywhere in the tank. I run 4-54w AI Primes and a 100w Orbit LED stripper the back of the tank.


Here is the light schedule for the AIís. As you can see, Iím only running them at 80%. But, I am running from 10am-7pm and ramping the whites up to 50%peak and then back down.


After seeing some tissue damage this morning, I changed it to this...


If there is anyone out there that has an opinion, I am listening. I have tried everything under the sun including setting up a whole new, separate system with different lighting just to see if I have better luck with it....


 

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